Your National Gardening Association weekly news for November 12, 2016

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Collect Seeds for Spring Planting

Soil Building for Next Season

Falling for Wildflowers

Gardening Ideas from other NGA Members:

Simple-To-Make Salsas

By profesora
November 11, 2016
Simple-To-Make Salsas

The two salsas that I teach my students to make are salsa cocida, which is cooked, and salsa cruda, which is raw, much like Pico de gallo. (333 words - Read the full article)

DIY Aloe Vera Gel

By ChefDebbie
November 7, 2016
DIY Aloe Vera Gel

Don't waste money on store-bought aloe gel that doesn't offer relief but does drain your wallet! (481 words - Read the full article)

The most popular images last week from our plant database:

Photo of Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'House Arrest')
By HighdesertNiki:

Photo of White Bat Flower (Tacca integrifolia)
By mjsponies:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'West Virginia Girl')
By Ahead:

Photo of Celosia
By GrammaChar:

Photo of Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Devil May Care')
By Totally_Amazing:

Photo of Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Boitzer Lilac Diva')
By Mayo62:

Photo of Ground Orchids (Spathoglottis)
By plantladylin:

Photo of Turk's Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii)
By dave:

Photo of Esperanza (Tecoma stans Bells of Fireā„¢)
By GrammaChar:

Photo of Saxifrage (Saxifraga fortunei 'Pink Mist')
By kniphofia:

The most popular Landscape Photos from last week:

Click an image to view the names of the plants in each photo.

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Noteworthy acorn tips given this week:

4 people gave for post #1314429 in "Share Your Photos" by GrammaChar

3 people gave for post #1313910 in "Fungi & Lichen Photos" by MISSINGROSIE

3 people gave for post #1314830 in "Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2" by DogsNDaylilies

3 people gave for post #1316380 in "Banner for November 11, 2016 by nativeplantlover" by nativeplantlover

3 people gave for post #1315302 in "Share Your Photos" by cwhitt

3 people gave for post #1314600 in "November 2016 Butterflies, Moths & Larva" by ceci

3 people gave for post #1314030 in "What did you do today?" by Joebass

3 people gave for post #1313731 in "What did you do today?" by Leftwood

3 people gave for the idea "Simple-To-Make Salsas" by profesora

3 people gave for post #1313451 in "Bee Friends And Other Garden Guests - Chapter 6" by GrammaChar

The most active threads this week:

Subject OP Area Replies
New green coleus please read!!!PamelaLynn77Ask a Question forum24
Messed Up On The LAjosieskidDaylilies forum23
Smallest plantspurpleinoppCactus and Tender Succulents forum22
Understanding the term InflorescencemagnolialoverLilies forum21
Sneak Preview on Stout WebsiteDachsylady86Irises forum20
What a boring dayPlantManiaAll Things Gardening forum17
How can I save this Aloe?gasrocksCactus and Tender Succulents forum14
Heads up to database admin.plantladylinPlant Database forum13
Peat potsPhilipwonelAsk a Question forum13

Some new reviews from the Green Pages:

dirtdorphins recommended Laporte Avenue Nursery and wrote:

Just received three dwarf conifers and two daphnes, plus surprise bonus plants all lovely, well packed--such a treat for late season fun! Highly recommend this nursery and look forward to more purchases for the rock gardens ;)

Check out these numbers from last week: